Welcome to my blog and my first ever public post. I'm a web developer with more than 10 years of commercial experience but all the post I had written were in fact Confluence documentation for project and features I had a chance to work on.
Having my own blog was my dream for around 2-3 years but I never was brave enough to start sharing my thoughts with the moreover wider group. I was afraid (and still am) if my written English is good enough if what I write about will be clear and easy to understand and more over if I find subjects that will be not only interesting for me but also for others. Simply I was overcomplicating it in my own head.
Today I'm finally changing it. While working on the new layout I've decided it is the right moment to introduce a new section - Blog. I have refactored my personal website to use NextJs and Vercel in conjunction with GraphCMS. Thanks to headless CMS publishing new content is simple and the experience of the content editor is close to what we know from WordPress. Each time something new is being published in CMS thanks to webhooks my site will be rebuild.
What pushed me to start blogging was the infamous year 2020.
It was thought but also it helped me to realise that as husband and father of 3 I need to be stronger. Not only physically but also mentally. Also as a father I'm responsible for well being of my closes family which is reflected in having quality time with them but also provide financial security so when another pandemic hits it won't have a bad impact on us.
As a result, I decided to drop alcohol (at least until Jan 2022), start working out regularly and create so-called financial pillows by saving money, long term investments using ETFs, plan for next 12 weeks rather than a whole year. But real game change was discovering "Life S.A.V.E.R.S" which is an acronym used by Hal Elrod in his book called "The Miracle Morning" and it stands for Silence (meditation/praying), Affirmations, Visualisations, Exercise, Reading and Scribing (writing a journal). You can read more about this method on Hal's website
And this blog is a natural outcome of the last point (Scribing) and all the changes that started to happen in my life this year. After encouraged by starting my personal diary something has clicked in my head and I have opened myself to go public with writing.
I plan to blog about all sorts of things from web development to self-development. From investing to book reviews. And more.
Who knows what the future holds. But for now, I want to leave you with one quote from Essentialism book by Greg McKeown:
Remember that if you don’t prioritize your life someone else will.